Apple Dumplings Recipe

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Homemade apple dumplings will be your new favorite this fall. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for a simple tasty dessert. Happy fall Y’all. I know it’s not officially fall, but it is officially apple season in PA. We look forward to apple harvest time every year. We don’t have our own trees to harvest, (we have one tree that feeds the deer) but are lucky enough to live in a small farming community with several orchards. If you have a favorite kind of apple, it’s probably grown by one of our local farmers. Easy fall dessert. Apple Dumplings. Since we have an abundance of apples available to us, it’s time to get baking. We enjoy pies and cakes but our favorite apple dessert is good old PA Dutch Apple Dumplings. There’s just something about a flaky dough full of warm syrupy cinnamon apples, that says “Eat me now!” Serve your apple dumplings with milk or vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat.   Here is an easy recipe for Apple Dumplings that is sure to become a new family favorite this fall! Apple Dumplings Apple Dumplings Ingredients:  4 medium apples (Haralson, Macintosh,or  Pink Lady) 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 2 TBSP stick margarine, softened 2 refrigerator pie crusts egg wash( 1 egg beaten + 1 TBSP of water combined) sanding sugar Directions: 

-Preheat oven to 375 degrees. -Wash, core & peel the apples. -Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and margarine, mix well -Spoon in the brown sugar mixture into the core of apple. -Unroll the two pie crusts.  Cut the first one in half and the second one in quarters. -Using one quarter of pie crust, sit the apple in the center of the quarter crust and gently pull the crust up to the top of the apple covering the brown sugar mixture. Depending on the size of your apples you may have to use some of the other pie crust to cover the apples.

-Repeat this process for all the other apples.                                          

-Apply the egg wash with a kitchen brush to the crust covered apples. -Using a small leaf cookie cutter cut out several leaves or shapes from the leftover pie crust and position them on the top of the apple. -Apply egg wash on the leaves as well. -Sprinkle with sanding sugar. -Bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes. -Allow to slightly cool before eating.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or milk. What is your families favorite fall apple recipe?

Yield: 4

Apple Dumplings Recipe

Apple Dumplings Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 medium apples, Cortland, Macintosh,or Pink Lady
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 TBSP stick margarine, softened
  • 2 refrigerator pie crusts
  • egg wash, 1 egg beaten + 1 TBSP of water combined
  • sanding sugar

Instructions

  1. -Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pull out the baking dish.
  2. -Wash, core & peel the apples.
  3. -Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and margarine, mix well
  4. -Spoon in the brown sugar mixture into the core of apple.
  5. -Unroll the two pie crusts. Cut the first one in half and the second one in quarters.
  6. -Using one quarter of pie crust, sit the apple in the center of the quarter crust and gently pull the crust up to the top of the apple covering the brown sugar mixture. Depending on the size of your apples you may have to use some of the other pie crust to cover the apples. 
  7. -Repeat this process for all the other apples. ---Apply the egg wash with a kitchen brush to the crust covered apples.
  8. -Using a small leaf cookie cutter cut out several leaves or shapes from the leftover pie crust and position them on the top of the apple.
  9. -Apply egg wash on the leaves as well.
  10. -Sprinkle with sanding sugar.
  11. -Bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes.
  12. -Allow to slightly cool before eating.
  13. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or milk.

Apple Dumplings Recipe

Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Sandra Watts
    September 14, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    These look so good and it has been so long since I have had an apple dumpling I want to jump in and grab one. 🙂

    • Reply
      Michele Brosius
      September 14, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      These are dangerous, I can’t stop eating them!

  • Reply
    Shannon
    September 14, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    These look and sound amazing! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.

    • Reply
      Michele Brosius
      September 14, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the recipe.

  • Reply
    Sarah L
    September 16, 2015 at 3:33 am

    I’ve never tried anything like this but I love all the flavors. I’ll take vanilla ice cream with mine.

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    Michele @ Alwayzbakin
    September 22, 2015 at 6:03 am

    We don’t get to pick apples here in Florida, but we do love apple desserts! These little dumplings look scrumptious! Pinning! Thank you for sharing. 😉

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    karen
    September 22, 2015 at 9:04 am

    so am I missing something….u preheat oven 475 and turn down to cook to 375

    • Reply
      Michele Brosius
      September 22, 2015 at 5:16 pm

      Oh my word. Thanks for noticing that typeo. The correct temperature is 375. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply
    Geraldine
    October 24, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    These look so tasty!

  • Reply
    Marie
    August 24, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Wow! These look incredible! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!

  • Reply
    Karly
    August 28, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Love this classic! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday! 

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    bill
    October 30, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    What do you do with the crust you cut in half?

    • Reply
      Jami
      September 13, 2018 at 11:46 am

      I have that same question. I guess it’s used for the decorations? But why is it cut in half? I’d say get 2 more apples and make more dumplings!

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      Michele Brosius
      September 13, 2018 at 8:01 pm

      You use the halves and cut out the decorations to put on top of the apples. Or make more dumplings if you like. Thanks

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